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Never Again


Let's see what happens next but it is striking that George W. Bush chose to speak about Darfur today at the Holocaust Museum. And if the symbolism wasn't clear enough, the White House even issued a fact sheet entitled "Stop the Genocide in Darfur." At least the rhetoric is there.

On the other hand, today's Times reports that a new U.N. report highly critical of the government also "says that rebel groups were also guilty of violating Council resolutions, peace treaty agreements and humanitarian standards," which presumably doesn't make solving the problem any easier.

--Michael Crowley

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